I am looking into buying a car trailer. Would like to get a 3 car carrier, but am curious if my SRW will haul it ok. Figure a 4 car will need a dually, but a 3 car?
:shake:According to the Chevy site, I can pull up to a 22K trailer.
No no. 26,000 is the max (loaded vehicle and trailer), assuming that you have all of the other bases covered.
I understand that. I wouldn't be over that. truck alone is about 6600, 3 cars X 3500/ea = 10,500 and trailer alone say 4K+. Total is still just above 21K.
What is 'hirp"? BTW, a CDL is only required if your vehicle or combination exceeds 26K lbs.I do want to say if you are hauling cars and or goods that are not your own, (in other words "for hirp") you MUST have a CDL. (11,000 lbs or more gross IIRC)
:exactly: The 11K lb rule you reference does make your vehicle a CMV, but no CDL is required until you exceed 26K lbs.CDL'S are based on the GVWR. Any vehicle or combination of vehicles rated over 26,000 pounds requires the driver to have a CDL. However there are a few exceptions for farmers and fireman. If a GVWR cannot be determined (a vin. palte is missing) for the vehicles the weight will then be based on the actual gross weight of the vehicle.
There is a lot of validity to your post. And I agree since I have a gun!Guys this is an awful gray area. The 26k rule seems to be a thing of the past. We were recently told anything pulling a trailer with the trailer rated over 10k needed a CDL to cross a state line. We are commercial, but were told it didn't matter. Also bear in mind that an open multiple car trailer is always "assumed" to be commercial by the DOT. What it seems to boil down to is " The man with the gun is always RIGHT".